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2007 S80 3.2 FWD Auto - Battery Life

Post by E Showell »

Just replaced the battery on wife's S80. Battery was Volvo branded with date sticker from 1/16, so not even 4 years. Sounds very short-lived.

Has anybody else seen such short battery life?
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Post by RickHaleParker »

If the car is used daily, I would be checking out the charging system for over or under charging.

If the car is not used daily, that is it sits for long periods without use, I would install a $5.00 float charger and keep it plugged in to maintain the battery.
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Post by E Showell »

Not necessarily used daily. I'd say 4-5 x/week, but mostly short trips. I need to get it out on the highway 1x a week, I'm thinking.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
'02 Honda Insight CVT

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Post by E Showell »

The car is also tricked out with oodles of electronics. Whenever I get close to it with the key fob in my hand, and before I touch any buttons on the fob,I hear all sorts of stuff clicking inside the car. That's got to cost some battery life.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
'02 Honda Insight CVT

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